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Six in 10 people believe Canadians will have to delay retirement to afford health care: CMA tells seniors ministers it’s time for federal action
Seniors ministers and parliamentary secretaries from nine provinces, along with their staff, attended a special briefing last week, sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), on the looming seniors’ care crisis.
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Public and health professionals agree: Canada needs patient-centered care
Consensus is often hard to come by in these binary times, but there is a health care issue on which both the general Canadian public and health professionals agree: the need for patient-centred care.
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Creatively addressing ALC needs in the GTA
A shuttered Toronto hospital has reopened to provide specialist care for 150 alternative-level-of-care (ALC) patients transitioning out of area hospitals.
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Canada will need 199,000 long-term care beds by 2035

It’s an equation that can’t be ignored. The older we get, the more likely it is that some of us will need assistance beyond what we can receive in our own homes. As Canada’s population ages, building new long-term care capacity will enable our communities to provide better care to their citizens and generate economic growth, says a new study by the Conference Board of Canada.
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It all adds up, a new study suggests

A new study by two CIBC economists reveals the costs for Canadians caring for a parent older than 65 adds up to a whopping $33 billion a year.
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New report decries “patchwork” approach to seniors care in Canada

A new report launched today by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shows that many seniors are falling through cracks in terms of accessing care and services due to a lack of a national approach and strategy.
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CMA Releases 16th Annual National Report Card on Health Care

The CMA’s 16th Annual National Report Card on Health Care focused on solutions to address the health care needs of Canada’s aging population that could be included in the soon-to-be negotiated Health Accord between the federal, provincial and territorial governments.
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Rx for premiers: Invest in change for health care

Health care now consumes half of provincial revenues because we are getting older. Statistics Canada reported last fall that there are more Canadians over the age of 65 than kids under 15. Some 16.1 per cent of us make up that age group; by 2051, it will be one in four.
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Most homes with dementia patients rely heavily on informal caregivers, StatsCan says

85 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with dementia and living at home relied ― at least in part ― on family or friends as informal caregivers, Statistics Canada said in a recent study.
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Taking seniors off antipsychotics shows dramatic improvement in care

The CFHI released dramatic results from a bold pan-Canadian initiative reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication among seniors in long term care (LTC)
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Health care top priority with Canadian public

A Nanos poll in February showed that Canadians overwhelmingly rank health as their No. 1 priority for the Mar. 22 federal budget, coming in at 43.3 per cent.
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New Wait Time Alliance Report Card Reveals Important Lessons For New Health Accord

For the past decade, the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) has been reporting on Canada’s progress to reduce health care wait times.
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The National Seniors Strategy on the election trail and at your door

We are officially past the half-way point in this marathon of an election. In the eight weeks that marked the beginning of the race, over 25,000 people have added their name to help make the need for a National Seniors Strategy an election issue.
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